NEDERLAND — Melvin Moss and a group of western re-enactors, Big Thicket Outlaws, went to a Methodist Church in Beaumont to show the daycare guns and equipment they use during reenactments.
"We ask the kids if they know if mom and dad have a gun in the house. Most of them raise their hands. Then we ask if the know where mom and dad keep their gun. Many of them raise their hands again. We teach them gun safety," he said.
The next re-enactment Moss will participate in is The Boomtown Ruckus on Saturday, May 12, at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont. A few of the events will be shootouts, 1890's baseball, storytellers, mock trials, carriage rides, gushers and contests. "The gusher will shoot twice and Judge Burnett will be there doing mock trials," he said.
"We do shows in Port Neches, Nederland, Kountze, Spurger and League City. Sometimes we go to old folks home. It's fun and the guys enjoy it," Moss said.
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